Minor in Philosophy

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In the minor in philosophy, you’ll choose from a wide variety of philosophy electives. You might study women and philosophy, or the history of philosophy, or even introductory ethics.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Philosophy Minor

Required20
Note: no more than 10 credits may be taken in 200-level philosophy courses
Total Credits20

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Sample Philosophy Elective Courses

PHIL 214. PHILOSOPHICAL VOICES AND POP CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course is a thematic survey of several areas of basic philosophical problems. It will combine an examination of philosophical themes in media and popular culture—including fiction, television and cinema—with retrieval of under-represented, diverse voices addressing each thematic area. Themes may include, but are not restricted to: metaphysics, theory of mind and knowledge, aesthetics, ethics and social and political theory.

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PHIL 311. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 311.
Pre-requisites: successful completion of ENGL 101.
Major political theories and analysis of arguments that attempt to justify actual or proposed political and social institutions.

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PHIL 332. LATIN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY OF LIBERATION. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 332.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 101 or equivalent.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
A research seminar focused on justice and liberation in the context of Latin America. Surveys a wide range of Philosophies including Indigenous, Colonial, Scholastic, Positivist, Feminist, Vitalist, and Pragmatist philosophies. Topics include the deleterious effect of ideas and practices from Europe and the US within the region, liberatory praxis against oppression, the continued effects of US colonialism on Puerto Rico and how Latin American philosophy fosters political liberation.

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PHIL 440. WOMEN AND PHILOSOPHY. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: GWSS 440.
Pre-requisites: at least 4 credits in WMST and/or PHIL.
The course offers an examination of the treatment of concepts relating to women and femininity, both by traditional philosophers and by more recent feminist philosophers. The course will address key issues within philosophy while simultaneously exploring the role of gender in the production of philosophical knowledge.

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Philosophy Electives

For a full list of the Philosophy elective courses offered, head over to the catalog.